Shimi Minhas has 17 years of experience in finance, accounting, contract management, and administration in the private sector serving the government, commercial, non-profit, construction, and utility industries. Shimi is a partner and an integral part of the Kinetek service delivery component as well as member of its product and business development team. Shimi has a diverse background in the areas of business intelligence, project management, accounting and finance, and cost accounting.
Shimi specializes in providing organizations the complete set of services necessary to deploy a sound business intelligence system. Her best business practices approach focuses on helping companies design, build, deploy, and support business intelligence and data warehousing solutions that are tightly tied to corporate or departmental strategic initiatives. To date, Shimi has successfully performed engagements for clients across the aerospace, military, non-profit, systems integration, utilities, software development, and construction industries. This experience allows Shimi to provide customers with recommendations to select the best combination of technology while creating solutions that meet an organization’s business needs today and will easily adapt to business and organizational changes in the future.
Prior to Kinetek, Shimi’s background included early work with Loral Fairchild assisting in the Project Management of several large contracts. From there, Shimi worked at Birch & Davis and The Orkand Corporation as a staff accountant utilizing Deltek System’s “System I” accounting software. While at Birch & Davis and The Orkand Corporation, Shimi became extremely familiar with System 1 and the complex contract reporting requirements of government contractors.
Most recently, Shimi held the position as Business Intelligence Practice Director for Deltek Systems, Inc. In her role, Shimi was responsible for managing a staff that worked to help organizations design, build, deploy, and support their business intelligence initiatives. Shimi was also responsible for resolving client issues, training and hiring new consultants, providing product demonstrations, and supporting Deltek’s sales and marketing department. With almost 10 years at Deltek, Shimi who has presented her solutions and expertise at several Cognos User Conferences and events was able to use her extensive experience in accounting and finance, software configuration, and business processes to single handedly implement an end-to-end business intelligence solution for Deltek Systems Inc. (http://www.cognos.com/news/releases/2003/0120.html).
At Kinetek, Shimi continues to provide her customers with the expertise required to implement successful Business Intelligence solutions. Shimi’s extensive experience as both a user and an implementer allows her to give clients valuable insight into how to configure software and how to operate efficiently in their respective markets.
Shimi graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelors degree in Accounting.